"Session Menu" xdm/gdm problem

Mike Hunter mhunter at ack.berkeley.edu
Tue Jun 6 22:46:28 UTC 2006

On Jun 05 at 21:39, "Eric Schuele" wrote:

> Mike Hunter wrote:
> >Hey everybody,
> >
> >I'm having a frustrating X problem.  I installed X via portupgrade and
> >hacked /etc/ttys to enable xdm.  I can log in successfully both as root
> >and as a non-priv user, but either way I get to a screen that says:
> >
> >Session Menu
> >
> >Load Session # Delete Session # Break Lock # Default/Fail Safe # Cancel
> >
> >But if I disable xdm and simply use startx, it launches X and my window
> >manager fine.  I tried deleting my .xinitrc but that didn't help.
> >
> >I have a feeling some X component isn't in place.  I tried compiling gdm
> >as a replacement but that didn't help (same symptoms).  I was able to run
> >gdmsetup (or was it gdmconfig?) by logging into gdm in fail-safe mode, and
> >I could change some of the GDM settings, but I didn't see anything that I
> >could twist to fix the problem.
> >
> >FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE May 12
> >xorg-6.9.0
> >
> For xdm:
> copy your .xinitrc to .xsession and see if that helps.
> gdm:
> is a bit more complicated.

Thanks!  It did fix the xdm side and it did not (as you predicted) fix

What am I missing?  What's supposed to be the difference between .xinitrc
and .xsession?

How would I fix it for gdm?

Thanks again!


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